Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun Along The Wasatch Front: Memorial Day Edition
Did you suddenly remember today that “oh, crap. It’s Memorial Day weekend, huh?”
It’s all good–take a look and see what’s going on. Broke or flush with cash, we’ve got something you’re going to love. I’ve included some events that might involve a day drive, since hopefully you have a free day or two this holiday weekend.
Tea Party at Gardener Village: throw that fancy dress on your little person and bring her in for a proper tea party at Gardner Village, 11a-4p. Gluten free treats even avilable, and everyone takes a little porcelain fairy doll home! Cost is $12 per person, and you may want to reserve your spots here.
Spring Art Show: Bountiful/Davis Art Museum, 11-6pm. Free.
Zoo-Rific Memorial Day Celebration: Willow Park Zoo in Lehi. Activities are free, but the Zoo requires admission fees that go to the fundraiser.
Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Festival: Antelope Island State Park. There’s even camping, horseback rides, music, stories…and the event is based on a donation for the Huntsman Cancer Insitute. Starts at 6pm.
Teen Laser Tag Party: Kearns Library, 6:15pm. The event is free, but you’ll need to register in advance
SL Bees vs. Fresno Grizzlies: what’s more All-American than baseball? 6:30pm, and tickets run $5-$25.00
Gifts For Our Heroes: Performance Auto is offering FREE $50.00 dinner gift card for past and present miliary and first responders. Just show an ID to get your gift card and a “thank you!” No strings attached. Go here to find a location near you. The offer runs from today through next Friday.
Scandinavian Festival Fun Run: Ephriam, 10am. Cost is $10.00.
Moab Beer, Arts & Wine Festival: starts at 10am, runs through Saturday.
Swaner EcoCenter presents Earthwings: meet the Park City center’s newest star, a baby Eurasian Eagle-Owl! 11:30, admission is free.
Free Film Saturday “Frozen” at the Bingham Creek Library in West Jordan at 2pm. Admission is free.
Free Film Saturday: “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Part 2” at the Weber County Library, Main Branch. 2pm, admission is free.
REAL Salt Lake Soccer: our guys are the only team in Major League Soccer! We take on FC Dallas tonight at 7:30p. It’s Todd & Erin Night–we’ll pick someone to make a kick worth $50,000 if you make it! There’s just a few tickets left by checking here.
Superbike Shootout: Miller Motorsports Park. Erin here: I took a run on the track Friday with a stunt rider–150 mph!!!! Tickets are $6 for all day, kids are free.
Utah Olympic Park: thrill-seekers take note: the park is open for the summer hours and the zip lines, ropes course, Alpine Slide and Bobsled track are open! Some rides are a little spendy ($75 Bobsled) to cheap ($5 Alpine Slide, kids) but worth it! Hiking and more. Noon to 6pm.
Museum Of Natural History Chocolate Blast: you don’t want to miss the incredible Chocolate Exhibition! 3:30pm, admission to museum required.
Wheeler Farm: play at a real working farm! Admission is free, but activities like the pony rides and wagon tours do cost a little. Open daily 10am-6pm.
Hike Timpanogos Cave: fascinating underground journeys and a cute Jr.Ranger Program! Summer hours are open: 10a-8p, closed Sunday, tickets are $8-$4.
Museum Of Natural Curiosity: open at Thanksgiving Point, the museum is a fascinating tour of the oddball and amazing. 10a-8pm daily, closed Sundays. $15 adults, $12 kids.
Wild West Days: Heber Valley Railroad, all day. Gunfights, steam trains and more. $15 per person, 3-7:30p.
Free Family Yoga: Sweet Branch, SLC Library. 7pm, free. Great way to get in shape for summer!
Need more? Stop by my girlie Michelle’s excellent blog: EnjoyUtah.org